Man charged with homosexuality

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By Bruce Asemota

One Malick Njie, a resident of Latrikunda German, was yesterday brought before the High Court in Banjul on a single charge of homosexuality.
Njie is being charged with aggravated homosexuality contrary to section 144 A (1) (a) of the criminal code (Amendment) Act 2014 of the Laws of The Gambia.
The prosecution alleged that Malick Njie, sometime in 2021 at Latrikunda German, unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old boy through his anus.
The case was transferred from Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently after it acknowledged that the court lacks jurisdiction to preside over the matter.